Posts by: Hilary Crofton

Cubs Report 2021

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It’s been a very challenging 12 months, going between F2F & virtual meetings, in bubbles but Sarah. Katy and I have managed to still produce a varied programme for the Cubs to enjoy.

Sebastian the Goat joined one of our early Zoom meetings and we had an online cookery session making spring rolls as part of the International badge – absolutely delicious!…

Dragon Racing

Hawaii Five-O? Almost!

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Earlier today some of the 1st Sunningdale Cubs took part in the Berkshire Scouts Dragon Boat Regatta at the Wokingham Waterside Centre, near Reading. With some great teamwork, Alfie, Benoit, Emily, Etta, Harry, Ollie, Owen, Peter and Tom, paddled to the drumbeat provided by Ollie’s Mum Wendy.

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6th – 19th September: Bag2School

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  • Have you had a clear out over the Summer?
  • Do you have some good quality clothing and accessories for re-use?

If the answer is yes, we’ve organised another collection with Bags2School to help raise funds for our new hut.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only accept items on this list:

  • Men, Ladies & Children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes (tied together with string or elastic bands)
  • Handbags, bags
  • Hats, scarves, belts
  • Jewellery, ties
  • Soft toys
  • Household linen
  • Household curtains
  • Household towels
  • Household bedding (bed sheets, pillowcases & duvet cases)
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Please put your items into black bin bags and leave them round the back of the Scout Hut (under the awning) anytime….…

Cubs in Swinley Forest

It Never Rains but it Pours!

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One of the Cubs’ favourite activities of the year when each of the Sixes builds a shelter out of material found in Swinley Forest. With all the Six safely inside their shelter, the Leaders use a watering can to test how waterproof it is…..

Cubs at Bears Rails

Phew …..what a Scorcher!

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The Cubs spent a day at the Bear’s Rails Campsite in Windsor Great Park. Although it was one of the hottest days of the year, the Cubs lit fires (!) and heated some water, made giant bubble wands, and played various team games, including using these team skis.

Dominic Leigh

October 2020

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A notable occasion in the rain…. GSL Hilary presents Dominic Leigh with his Diamond Chief Scout Award – it’s the highest a Scout can achieve before the Queen’s Award, and there’s not been one in 1st Sunningdale in living memory.

Dominic Leigh
Festival Flier

June 2020

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During Lockdown we had three Virtual Camps. We had more than 30 families attending each time, with Young People camping out in their back gardens or in dens in their bedroom. There were lots of fun activities and challenges to complete on each of the themes and at the “Sunningbury Festival” we had great musical performances from some very talented Young People.…

Quiz Night

February 2020

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Record numbers attended a Quiz Night at Holy Trinity Church and raised an amazing £2,450 for the group for the hut refurbishment project. Congratulations to the ‘The Villagers’ team on their closely fought win – pictured here with Quiz Master Mickey “Sparkly Jacket” King.…

Sir Julian Crofton Celebration

September 2019

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1st Sunningdale Scout Group gathered in Broomhall Recreation Ground to celebrate the life of Sir Julian Crofton (Group Chair 2003-2018). The oak bench was placed alongside the tree which had been planted 10 years earlier as part of the Centenary Celebration.…

Doug Home

July 2019

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After more than 20 years as both Group Scout Leader and Cub Leader Doug Home finally retired. He was given a tremendous send-off by all the Sections and lots of parents came to thank Doug and Louise for everything they’d done for 1st Sunningdale over the years and wish them well for the future.…